Title: Interview – Gerry Pollet – Hanford: The Most Contaminated Site in the Western Hemisphere
Source: Talking Stick TV (Seattle Community Media, Channel 77/29)
Date Published: June 10, 2010
Date Recorded March 7, 2010
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Gerry Pollet, Co-founder and Executive Director of Heart of America Northwest: It took until the year 2004 [...] before the federal government finally ended dumping radioactive waste in unlined ditches.
I know that this sounds incredible to people, but there are 40 miles of unlined trenches at Hanford — if you stretch them end to end — into which our federal government, your government, was dumping radioactive waste from nuclear weapons production at its own reactors until the year 2004 when we put those pictures on air and in our campaign literature for Initiative 297. […] our federal government thinks it’s ok for radioactive waste, even though it seeps right out of those trenches and starts moving toward the Columbia River.
Published: March 5th, 2013 at 1:34 am ET